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Sunday, August 22, 2010

MD Poll: Let's Get Serious

We'll admit it, we're not all that surprised that Heath Ledger's Oscar winning role as the Joker in The Dark Knight was named your favorite of his performances in the latest MD Poll. His take on the bat-villain was instantly iconic, as was his Ennis Del Mar in the second place vote getter, a little film called Brokeback Mountain.

In other words, we knew going in that those two taking the top spots were a given. What we were most curious about was what would come in third place. And that was his first movie hit, the teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You. One could say that his Patrick Verona was just too good to be true.

Illustration by "Green Whimsy" at Deviant Art. See the comments section below for the complete results of the poll.


  1. What is Your Favorite Heath Ledger Performance?

    124 total votes.

    1. The Dark Knight - 40.3%
    2. Brokeback Mountain - 27.4
    3. 10 Things I Hate About You - 9.7
    4. A Knight's Tale - 7.3
    5. The Patriot /
    The Brothers Grimm /
    I'm Not There /
    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - 3.2
    9. Another performance - 1.6
    10. Casanova - 0.8

    Thanks to all who voted!

  2. His performances in both Dark Knight and Brokeback were amazing, but if I had to choose one it would be DK,just because he played the Joker how I always imagined the character to be like. He was an amazing actor, they do say all the great die young.

  3. I watch the Dark Knight once again. love his acting. Love him more in Brokeback Mountian.